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Devonshire House

A Grade II Listed Building in Nechells, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4754 / 52°28'31"N

Longitude: -1.8845 / 1°53'4"W

OS Eastings: 407940

OS Northings: 286386

OS Grid: SP079863

Mapcode National: GBR 63B.TJ

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.912Q

Entry Name: Devonshire House

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343073

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217290

Location: Birmingham, B9

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Nechells

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Birmingham St Martin-in-the-Bull-Ring

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET
1.
5104
Deritend B12
Devonshire House
SP 08 NE 7/55
II
2.
1902. Red brick and terracotta with some stone dressings. Four storeys plus attic;
3 bays. Ground floor of terracotta with 6 windows in recesses with ause-de-panier
arches, those of the 2 outside bays with ogee gablets. The 3 storeys above are
separated vertically by thin polygonal shafts with decorative finials which divide
the bays, and horizontally by wide bands of brick to the outside and of terracotta
to the centre. In the centre, the bands inscribed 'Alfred Bird and Sons Limited/
Devonshire Works/1837 and 1902' with foliage. Within the grid of shafts and bands,
the first floor with couplets of 2-light transomed windows with arched lights and
the second and third floors with central windows of cross type and outer couplets
of arched windows. Arched parapet with, over the centre bay, a shaped gable with
2 arched windows, tilework of a ship in full sail and little pinnacles. Left and
right of this composition, later wings of lesser interest, that to the left of 2,
that to the right of 8 bays. To the left again, railings with the Bird's custard
motif in them.

Listing NGR: SP0794086386

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